Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Speaker Profile

Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a professor at the American University in Washington, D.C., where she directs the Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL). She has testified before the US Congress and regularly briefs policy, security, education and intelligence agencies in the US, the United Nations, and other countries on trends in domestic violent extremism and strategies for prevention and disengagement. She tweets at @milleridriss. 

She appears regularly in the media as an expert source and political commentator, including recent interviews on CNN with Fareed Zakaria, PBS News Hour, MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Today Show, and Good Morning America as well as in global media outlets in over a dozen countries. Her most recent book, Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right is a startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people, and provides essential reading for those looking to protect them from the tactics and underlying ideas of modern far-right extremism. You can view a recording of Cynthia’s presentation at Munich’s Amerikahaus here.